2019 August Newsletter / Minutes

Cedar Hill Quilters Guild

Minutes/Newsletter August 20, 2019

Meeting called to order at 7PM after a nice visiting time. We had 32 members, 2 guests and 123 volunteer hours recorded. We had thank you letters from the VA for our lap robes and a gracious note from the director of tricityfriends.org for our donation Dachshund quilt. She said, “I see a bidding war coming in the auction!” Judy thanks everyone that was involved in the cutting, piecing, ironing, ripping and re-sewing the blocks. It “was a whim” on her part and you all made it possible. She and Ed plan on attending the Gala (so she can see how much the quilt garners). The cost to attend is $80. Visit the webpage and get details, tricityfriends.org

Board member reports:

President, Claudia Klipp: Next meeting is the president’s challenge-miniature quilts. See website for rules. The quilt needs to be turned in by Sat., Sept 14that Corner Square Quilt Store so the judge, Patricia Smith, will have plenty time to determine the winners. Pin your name on the back of the quilt!

Workshop, Cheryl Stutzman: Reversible table topper. October 15, 2-5:30. You should be able to complete project in this time. Email Cheryl @crstutzman@gmail.com

Charity workshop, Georgia Calloway: Dog beds, bring your sewing machines. She says she has plenty of stuffing, but if you have some, bring it. This will be from 1-3. She said that 10 beds were turned into the shelter this month. Lucky dogs and cats. They need all sizes, from small to big! Georgia brought her basket of kits for making pillowcases. Fun and easy to make for the reward of a smile on a child’s face. Georgia is so generous in getting these fun prints for us. The workshop will be Tuesday, Sept 17th from 1-3 PM. We can all go out to dinner before meeting or you can choose to bring a sack dinner and a good book. Should be fun to help out our furry friends.

Library, Angela Childs: Request from Angela for 2-3 volunteers to inventory and catalog the library books. This will take place at the next workshop when we have plenty of room. She has 2 books proposed for purchase (information in last newsletter). She proposes books that teach new techniques rather than patterns. Check website for Library challenge rules!

Nominating Committee: Charlotte Humphrey spearheading this. Be sure to let her know you are available to take on a role in our next slate of officers!

Hospitality, Ruth McKinney: Refreshments from Jean Carson, Pam Pawsey and Rita Anderson. Thanks to those who donated 12 door prizes!

Sunshine and Shadows, Charlotte Humphrey: J

Judy Purcell had surgery a few weeks ago and is doing great.

Linda Brown (a charter member of the guild) husband was ill and has passed away.

Kathy Longstreet is back after surgery that entailed a long preparation and recovery. All this while going through major house repairs! Time for it all to be back to normal.

Mystery Quilt, Julie Landrith: Now we are putting some of our already made blocks together. It’s beginning to look like a quilt. I see that Mary Dunkerly jumped the gun and figured out the next clue! Overachiever.

Shop News:

Corner Square: Taking names for next years block of the month, “Reunion”, using vintage fabrics.  10 new bolts of baby patterned flannels.

GG’s Quilt Shop: Lots of fabrics and wide backs. Kits for table toppers.

Ben Franklin: Metallic grunges, sale fabrics, check them out for their September promotion.

Retreat: Cedar Hill Quilters Retreat coming up the first weekend in March, 5th-8th. The cost will be about $294. We get there at noon on Thursday and leave at 2PM. Be sure to put it on your calendar and budget!! It is so much fun and you can get a lot accomplished when you are away from home.

Quilting Bees:

Gina Padgett’s on the 2ndand 4thWednesdays from 9-12.

1890 House on the 4thTuesday from 6-9 PM

Great social time plus getting “stuff” done!

Addresses on the cedarhillquiltersguild.org website.

Show and Tell:

Judy Purcell: Dachshund quilt, quilted by Rheta Grove, and “Lucy Boston” made with Kansas City Troubles

Rheta Grove: 3 children’s charity quilts, Paper pieced hexagon scrap quilt, has quilt with ribbon in it that she said stays stiff.

Virginia Weiser: colorful flannel (She came to the 1890 House sew group and learned a new technique for expanding a fabric piece for the backing, thanks to Maryln Zelenz)

Ruth McKinney: “Utopia”, a Marti Michell BOM, quilted by Gina Padgett

(Marti Michelle is the speaker for next year’s TAQG Ralley)

Georgia Calloway: Mesh bag with embroidery

Hollie McNeely: Airplane quilt made with Ragi Marino’s pattern, Old Hexy that she quilted, 3 scrap quilts, Lantern pattern quilt

Claudia Klipp: Baby quilt, 2 baby hats

Mary Gajdica: Christmas table runner/topper. She has kits available at her shop

Dara Ratliff: Hexagon Honeycomb quilt

Cheryl Stutzman: Spiderweb tablerunner, 4 donation quilts made with scraps

Barbara Sessions: Brown and Black bed quilt

Program: Martha Lindberg martha.lindberg@gmail.com  Facebook-Martha Dill Lindberg

Martha took us on her quilting journey from the first quilt made with Hancock fabrics and 5/8 in seams. She showed us her first “class” sampler quilt with LOTS of negative space. She developed a love for quilts that had houses on them. She also participates in swap blocks and has made many beautiful projects and made friends around the world by them. After she started quilting, she taught co-workers. They made blocks on their lunchtime and made $6000 on a crazy quilt raffle. Her latest quilt is a “Dresden” like pattern that showcases houses..and she teaches classes on this block. An interesting speaker and her words of wisdom “Don’t sell quilts cheap”

As usual we were a bit late getting out!


Added 9/11/2019